Shop Talk: Women Wheeling Forward – Culture Magazine

Monica Petrucci | June 14, 2021 | Culture

Longtime friends Amy Burritt and Cheri Intveld had dreams of starting a business together for almost 20 years before stumbling upon the idea of a cheese shop last summer. And since opening their doors in February, there’s been no turning back. “We’ve had an absolutely phenomenal response,” Burritt says. “The entire community has basically been rallying to say, ‘We are so excited that you’re here. We’ve been waiting for you.’”

The shop is stocked with almost 100 local, regional, and international cheeses, plus plenty of accoutrements and beers to pair them with. “We’re kind of addicted to finding everything we can and having as much here as we can manage,” she says.

The women have been through a lot together, all of which Burnitt says prepared them for this new challenge. “I had breast cancer last year. And Cheri was just diagnosed with it this past week,” she says. “As a new business, we’re trying to navigate how to support her while keeping the business alive and thriving and growing, because it’s still so new. But as longtime friends, I don’t worry about how we’ll work it all out. I know it’ll happen, and I know the community that’s already starting to form at our shop will be there to support us.”

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